Out now on Comixology:
Also, get the complete first Hero: 9 to 5 graphic novel on Comixology for just $2.99/£1.99 here.
We’re off to the London Super Comic Con now! Hopefully we’ll see many of you there. Don’t forget to swing by Booth B4, we’ve got lots of great deals for you, including:
Buy the Hero: 9 to 5 – Quietus LSCC Exclusive Preview Edition for £5 and get a copy of the Eagle Award Nominated Eleventh Hour Vol 1 for FREE!
LSCC Special Offers - Alpha Gods: Emergence reduced from £9.99 to just £5! Shrapnel: Case Files #1 reduced from £4 to just £2.50!
NEW RELEASE! Elemental Micah by Michael Georgiou for just £10!
FREE COMICS! We have a small number of comics that we’re giving away ABSOLUTELY FREE! First come, first served! Once they’re gone, they’re gone!
And David Wynne will be sketching at the booth all weekend! Get a sketch for just £5! He’s also selling prints for £10 and original art from just £20!
You can now pre-order the Hero: 9 to 5 – Quietus LSCC Preview Edition for pick up at the show or for mail order delivery from our online store. Please read the notes thoroughly before ordering!
This is a strictly limited edition run of 100 copies! First come, first served!
First up, we are producing a 48 page, full colour, limited edition LSCC Preview Edition of Hero: 9 to 5 - Quietus! This will include the first half of the follow up to the hugely successful 2010 graphic novel by Ian Sharman, David Gray and Yel Zamor, plus an exclusive four page Thunder Woman story that will not be available anywhere else. We are printing these in extremely limited numbers, so make sure to head straight to the Orang Utan Comics booth when you arrive and pick up your copy!
Also, get a FREE copy of the Eagle Award nominated Eleventh Hour Vol 1 when you buy the Hero: 9 to 5 – Quietus LSCC Exclusive Preview Edition at London Super Comic Con!
Secondly, we’re launching a brand new graphic novel by the exceptionally talented Michael Georgiou, Elemental Micah – Just Exhale.
“With no super heroes or super villains, what defines someone with powers? Micah’s seventeen with poor eyesight, a broken nose, overweight, apathetic, gay and has the powers of a God. With these new powers, the future has never seemed so uncertain.”
Elemental Micah will be on sale at the Orang Utan Comics booth and also direct from Michael Georgiou at his own table at LSCC.
Already Hero:9 – 5 second volume has shaped up to be a darker number, but Ian Sharman has a plan. Working through the rough story outline old school Marvel-style, he and David Gray are constructing a book which will poke fun at the gritty and violent comic book tropes.
While the guys work on balancing the ‘darkness of men’s souls’ against parody and satire, I get to wrangle colours virtually unrestricted. With little more than a general outline as a guide, imagination plays an important role. But, let’s focus on this page.
The second book concerns itself primarily with the day-to-night activities of the supporting cast from book one, so issue three is the first time we catch a glimpse of Frostica’s shiny new outfit. It’s only logical that Blue Girl, her freshly-introduced companion, be dressed in blue too. I’m very fortunate to work in a team that doesn’t stifle creativity, which means there was no one to protest if I decided to expand the blue palette into the rest of the page.
In contrast to Flame-O’s comparatively unglamorous ‘Flame mobile’ from book one, ‘Frosticar’ is an azure blue. I’m considering adding a custom ice-flame paint job, because she could afford one, given her background. Lastly, I greatly look forward to Ian’s words on these pages. Hero has shattered the wafer-thin fourth wall with regular frequency, so I do aim to tailor my colours to expand on those opportunities. Hopefully, our writer boss will take the bait and fill the page with self-referential blue jokes. An issue and a half to go before we find out!
Behold, the face of Hero: 9 – 5 volume two, with lineart by David Gray, colours by Yel Zamor and words by OUC’s own Ian Sharman. The cover teases with characters introduced in the new book, as well as the supporting cast from volume one, such as Loner, The Rocket, Thunder Woman and Mental Lady, who each get their own moment in the spotlight.
In contrast to the warmth of the preceding covers, there is a shift towards colder tones to reflect the second book’s darker and moodier themes. We have already posted a few teaser pages on the graphic novel’s official Facebook page. There, you will also find the cover lineart by David Gray.
The latest instalment of the Alpha Gods saga, Betrayal #4, is now available in print from the good people over at IndyPlanet!
The Alpha Gods take on The Guardians of the New Humanity, a rogue group of Extra Humans fighting against human oppression. Unknown to them, the DEHA have a secret agent working undercover within the group. What will happen when the two groups come face to face in a struggle for the future of their people?
[Retailers please note: As with all of our books on IndyPlanet, a discount applies whenever you order five or more copies].